Past Review

By (English/Secondary Education, Providence College) for

IFSA: Glasgow - University of Glasgow

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Yes - I feel like I saw the entire world! It also made me much more independent, and I feel like I can plan anything and make it happen. It made me appreciate the things and people I missed in the US, and it showed me how many amazing places and people there are in the world.

Personal Information

If you took classes at multiple universities, list those universities here: University of Glasgow
The term and year this program took place: Spring 2009

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Registering for classes was terrible and should have been done beforehand. After that, it was all great.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

They really took care of us and got to know us, but they should have let us register for classes before we got there.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

I had an American roommate, and 16 other flatmates from all different countries. I lived at 50B Hillhead. <br /><br /> My flatmates were great!

* Food:

I had to make my own meals.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

everyone was so much fun! The international society was awesome and put on a ton of events!

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

I had to travel with friends, but as long as I wasn't alone I felt safe.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? No


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? be careful with Ryanair - they charge you if you forget to check in online, or if you check baggage

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • International Students

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Go everywhere you possibly can during every break, but save some time to just hang out in Glasgow with friends!

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

Early Scottish Literature

Course Department: Scottish Literature, 2B, 7EAV
Instructor: many
Instruction Language: English
Comments: the dialect was very, very challenging and took a lot of patience. But I don't think I could have taken this class anywhere else in the world, so it was awesome!
Credit Transfer Issues: I don't know yet.